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Winter Track, Girls BB Honored

The Mineola girl’s Varsity and JV basketball program received the Nassau County Girl’s Basketball Officials Association Sportsmanship Award. Out of 56 participating schools, the Lady Mustangs scored the highest as coaches and teams are rated by the official after each game.

 

Respect of officials, respect for visiting team, and coach’s behavior on the sideline are just a few of the areas that are scored. This is the third time Mineola High School Girl’s has been honored with this award.

 

The last time was in the 2009-10 season, where the Lady Mustangs also were conference champions. Varsity players include Kati Priolo, Samantha Venus, Samantha Pastore, Lizzy Brown, Kelly Behan, Gabby Jurksas, Erica Barron, Mallory Donelan, Monika Dharia, Erin

Beatty, and Jules Caruso, coached by Denise Zunno. JV players include, Lisa Burns, Tina Conway, Patricia Fernandez, Kathleen Guda, Velencia Hurd, Megan Kelly, Giannina Lird, Bella Mozzone, Brianna Mundy and Elizabeth Ryan. Caitlin Orlando is their coach.

 

The boys winter track team was awarded the Conference 6 Team Sportsmanship award. The winner is selected by the coaches in Conference 6, and is a testament to the professionalism, respect, tact, and maturity that the Mineola track team has practiced throughout the season’s duration, under the leadership of captains Dylan Bestler, Jake Tavernite, Andrew Pereira and Ryan Kelly. Mineola was also the Conference 6 Champion, defeating Seaford, Clarke, Friends Academy, Malverne, East Rockaway, Oyster Bay, Wheatley, and Locust Valley.

 

 

— From Mineola High School


News

The Village of Williston Park Board of Trustees passed a local law last week that establishes the authority for legal action on water bills that are $25,000 or greater. 

 

According to Village Attorney James Bradley, if a water bill remains unpaid for 90 days, he is authorized to commence legal proceedings for collection, and charge attorney fees for prosecution. Fees would be added to the unpaid bill and subject to non-payment penalties

 

“The person or entity responsible for paying the unpaid bill will be liable for the attorney fees,” Bradley said, while noting that the bill is an amendment of existing code.

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola. 

 

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born. 


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


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